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  Definition of Squeeze
  1. the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
  2. the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
  3. a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"
  4. an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
  5. a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring"
  6. (slang) a person''s girlfriend or boyfriend; "she was his main squeeze"
  7. a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer; "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
  8. a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
  9. squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
  10. hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"
  11. press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"
  12. squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
  13. squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
  14. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
  15. press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
  16. obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
  17. to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
Similar Words: squeezing, hug, clinch, power play, squeeze play, wring, credit crunch, liquidity crisis, compress, constrict, compact, contract, press, embrace, bosom, pinch, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch, wedge, force, squash, crush, squelch, mash, thrust, stuff, shove, extort, rack, gouge, coerce, hale, pressure


See Also: extrude, squeeze out, wring out, squirt, force out, eject


Hyponyms: pinch, tweak, expression, extrusion, expulsion, choke, strangle, prim, astringe, strangulate, convulse, bear down, overbear, gag, fret, scrag, clinch, cuddle, interlock, lock, clench, impact, compress, compact, pack together, wring, stamp, steamroller, tread, telescope, bleed, turn up the heat, turn up the pressure, drive, bludgeon, steamroll, squeeze for, dragoon, sandbag, railroad, terrorize, terrorise, bring oneself


Derivational Morphology: pinch, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch, clench, clinch, embrace, hug, bosom, extort, rack, gouge, wring, coerce, hale, pressure, force, squash, crush, squelch, mash, press, pressing, contraction, muscular contraction, muscle contraction, contracture, contractile organ, contractor, constriction, constrictor, compression, condensation, compressing, compressor, hugger, caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling, embracing, squeezing, claw, chela, nipper, pincer, tweak, wedge, wedge shape, cuneus, squeezer, crunch, compaction, crusher, shove, push, thrust, swindler, chiseller, chiseler, gouger, scammer, grifter, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, power play, squeeze play, extortion, power, imperativeness, insistence, insistency, coercion, compulsion


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